Vanquish S
Vanquish S

Vanquish S

(2016 - 2018)

In the same way that the DB9 was seen to overshadow the V12 Vanquish in 2003, the autumn of 2016 saw the brand new DB11 coupe, reaching it's first excited owners immediately became a real threat to the more expensive 310 Vanquish. Whilst the 310 Vanquish was updated for the 2016MY with the fitting of the 8 speed ZF gearbox although the car still had the same engine from it's introduction in 2012. Without much surprise, the late autumn of 2016 saw the announcement of the 'Super GT', the Vanquish S.

Vanquish S

Updated styling, greater power output and sharper handling define this latest evolution of the 310 Vanquish model line. 

In this, the second generation 310 Vanquish’s evolution to S specification, careful attention has been paid to the engine, chassis and aerodynamics to create a machine honed to deliver more intense thrills and even more scintillating performance.

Central to the ‘S’ is the naturally-aspirated 5.9 litre V12 engine, which now produces up to 595 bhp (up from 565 bhp) and enjoys sensational throttle response, thanks to a revised and enlarged inlet manifolds which allow a greater volume of air to flow into the engine at high revs. The calibration of the 8-speed Touchtronic III transmission has been revised to deliver faster gearshifts and greater refinement at low speeds for a greater sense of precision and immediacy.

Likewise, the suspension, damper internals, spring rates and anti-roll bar bushes have also been re-tuned to give the Vanquish S a keener edge in the more sporting suspension modes, without compromising its ability to deliver supple ride quality on demand.

The Vanquish S can be readily distinguished from the previous model by a new aerodynamic package. Fashioned from exposed carbon fibre, the revised and more aesthetically attractive front splitter delivers a reduction in frontal lift without a significant increase in drag. The new rear diffuser combines with visually striking new quad exhaust outlets which also distinguishes the S from the earlier car

The Carbon look can be further enhanced with a range of new options. These include carbon fibre bonnet louvres, new forged 5-spoke diamond turned wheels and a choice of striking painted graphics packs. A new Vanquish S badge sits proudly on the tailgate as the perfect piece of jewellery.

Inside, the Vanquish S can be further personalised with a choice of spectacular new ‘Filograph’ quilted leather and the use of new materials and finishes, such as the Satin Chopped Carbon Fibre fascia panel. Sumptuous Bridge of Weir Caithness leather offers an added touch of luxury and tactility, while Vanquish S embroidery on the headrests provides a crafted finishing detail.   

The Vanquish S became available in both Coupe and Volante forms with a recommended retail price starting from £199,950 in the UK, €262,950 in Germany and $312,950 in the US. Deliveries to customers commenced in December 2016. The car was replaced in summer 2018 by the DB11 based DBS Superleggera.

  • Body/Coachwork:
    • Two-door coupe body style with tailgate and 2+0 layout and sports seats, optional 2+2 seating
    • Extruded bonded aluminium and Carbon-fibre VH body structure
    • Carbon-fibre body panels
    • Cast-magnesium door structures
    • Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
    • LED light blade tail-lamps
    • Exposed Carbon fibre splitter, diffuser and sill blade
    • Carbon Fibre Door Mirror Arms
    • Titanium Meshes (bonnet/side strake), optional black or magnesium finishes
    • Optional Carbon Fibre Bonnet Louvres
    • Bright side strakes, optional carbon fibre
    • Optional Carbon Fibre Door Mirror Caps, Carbon Fibre Roof Panel, Carbon Fibre Exterior Door Release
    • Bright tailpipe finishers, optional black textured
    • Bright window surround, optional gloss black
    • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Bright Vaned Front Grille, Optional Black Vaned Front Grille or New Carbon Fibre Front Grille with Black Mesh insert
  • Interior:


    • Special Leather Grade Strathmore Enhanced-grain leather interior, optional Contemporary or special grade full Grain Leather
    • Optional Micro-perforated Leather Seat Inserts, optional New FilographStyle Quilt Pattern, optional ventilated
    • Primary or optional Contemporary Alcantara
    • Seat Headrest Vanquish S Embroidery, optional Aston Martin Wings Logo
    • Primary Carpet Colours
    • Primary Alcantara Headlining, optional Leather Headlining with Welt
    • Warm Charcoal Seatbelts, optioanl Coloured Seatbelts
    • Iridium Fascia or optional Piano Black, 2×2 Carbon Fibre Twill, New Satin Chopped Carbon Fibre Fascia or Herringbone Carbon Fibre
    • Black Round Leather Steering Wheel, optional One-77 wheel, optional colour keyed
    • Vanquish S Aluminium Sill Plaque, optional 2×2 Carbon Fibre, New Satin Chopped Carbon Fibre or  Personalised Aluminium Sill Plaque
    • Iridium Hardware Pack optional black
    • Satin Chrome Jewellery Pack optional shadow bronze
    • Satin Chrome Centre Stack Rotaries optional shadow bronze
    • Sports Seats or optional lightweight seat
    • Electrically operated front seats with side airbags
    • Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
    • Optional Black Painted Paddle Shifts with Colour Keyed Leather Inserts or Carbon fibre Paddle Tips
    • Cruise control
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Alarm and immobiliser
    • Remote control central door locking and boot release
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Heated front seats
    • Curtain side head airbags
    • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
    • Pelvis and thorax seat mounted airbags
    • Seat belt dual pre-tensioners and digressive load limiters
    • Trip computer
    • Laminated windscreen with clear noise-insulation layer
    • Glass ECU
    • Heated rear screen
    • Rear parking assist camera
    • 1000-watt Bang & OlufsenBeoSound13-speaker audio system
    • Infotainment system (AMiIII) with capacitive switching
    • Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation
    • 6.5” LCD Screen
    • DAB radio 1
    • AM/FM radio
    • USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
    • A2DP Bluetooth® audio
    • Optional Auto-Dim Mirror with optional garage Door Opener
    • Optional Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra
  • Engine:
    • All alloy quad overhead cam 48-valve 5935cc V12 with revised inlet manifolds, AM27/ prefix
    • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
    • Stainless steel exhaust system with cross pipes and quad exhaust tailpipes
    • Compression ratio 11:1
    • Dual variable camshaft timing
    • Fully CNC machined combustion chambers
    • 100 bhp/litre at 7000 rpm
    • Maximum power 444 kW (595 bhp/ 603 PS) at 7000 rpm – UK and EU
    • Maximum power 433 kW (580 bhp/ 588 PS) at 7000 rpm – ROW
    • Maximum torque 630 Nm (465 lb ft) at 5500 rpm
  • Transmission:
    • Rear mid-mounted ‘TouchtronicIII’ eight-speed automatic gearboxwith electronic shift-by-wirecontrol system
    • Alloy torque tube with Carbon Fibrepropeller shaft
    • Limited-slip differential
    • Final drive ratio 3.46:1
    • Launch control
  • Steering:
    • Steering:Steering rack with 15:1 steering ratio
    • Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.6 turns lock-to-lock
    • Column tilt and reach Adjustment
  • Wheels and tyres:


    • 20” 10-spoke Gloss Black Cast alloy wheels as standard
    • Optional 20” Forged 10-Spoke Wheel with Silver or Gloss Black finish and Diamond Turned
    • Optional New 20” Forged 5-Spoke Wheel with Silver or Gloss Black and Diamond Turned
    • Front 9J x 20” Pirelli P-Zero 255/35 ZR20
    • Rear 11.5J x 20” Pirelli P-Zero 305/30 ZR20
  • Suspension:
    • Front independent double wishbone, coil springs, anti-rollbar and adaptive dampers
    • Rear independent double wishbones, coil springs, anti-rollbar and adaptive dampers
    • Retuned Adaptive Damping System(ADS) with normal, sport and track modes
  • Brakes:
    • Dark Anodised brake calipers, optionally painted
    • Front ventilated CCM brake discs 398 mm diameter with six-piston calipers
    • Rear ventilated CCM brake discs 360 mm diameter with four-piston calipers
    • Dynamic Stability Control(DSC)
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Electronic Brake force
    • Distribution (EBD)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Traction Control (TC)
    • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
    • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 4730 mm / 4745 mm (including number plate plinth)
    • Width: 1910 mm (excluding door mirrors) 2067 mm (including door mirrors)
    • Height: 1295 mm
    • Wheelbase: 2740 mm
    • Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres (17.2 Imp. Gal. /20.5 US Gal)
    • Weight: 1739 kg (3834lb)
    • Weight Distribution: 51%/49% (Front/Rear)
  • Performance:
    • Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) in 3.5 seconds
    • Maximum speed 201 mph (323 km/h)
  • Price at launch:
    • November 2016 – £199,950
    • €262,950 in Germany
    • $312,950 in the US